New York

416 Thomas S. Boyland Street

Four-Story, Eight-Unit Affordable Residential Building Filed at 416 Thomas S. Boyland Street, Ocean Hill

The Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) has filed applications for a four-story, eight-unit residential building at 416 Thomas S. Boyland Street, in Ocean Hill. The structure will measure 10,303 square feet and its residential units should average 1,233 square feet apiece. That means the rental apartments will come in family-sized configurations. There will be two apartments per floor and no parking is included, as none is required. Salvatore Perry’s Hudson Square-based Latent Productions is the architect of record. The 40-foot-wide, 4,503-square-foot plot is currently vacant. The Rockaway Avenue stop on the A/C trains is located nine blocks to the north. Since the city is building the project, its apartments will surely come with some amount of affordability.


1448 Fulton Street

Six-Story, 10-Unit Mixed-Use Building Planned at 1448 Fulton Street, Bedford-Stuyvesant

Queens Village-based Atari Realty has filed applications for a six-story, 10-unit mixed-use building at 1448 Fulton Street, in southern Bedford-Stuyvesant. The structure will measure 9,663 square feet. It will include 1,633 square feet of ground-floor retail space, followed by two units per floor on the second through sixth floors. They should average 640 square feet apiece, which means rental apartments are surely in the works. Amenities include an “indoor recreational room” and storage for bikes in the cellar. Gerald J. Caliendo’s Briarwood-based architectural firm is the architect of record. The 20-foot-wide, 2,000-square-foot lot is currently occupied by a single-story garage. Demolition permits haven’t been filed. The Kingston-Throops Avenues stop on the C train is located on the same block.



640 Parkside Avenue, image via Google Maps

Permits Filed: 640 Parkside Avenue, Medical/Storage Facility in Prospect Lefferts Gardens

In the fight over whether to rezone Prospect Lefferts Gardens in Brooklyn, a few industrially zoned blocks have become major sticking points. Activists have argued that a few highway-like blocks along Empire Boulevard, at the northwestern edge of the neighborhood, would produce high-rise development and gentrification if they were rezoned to allow new apartments. But there are two more industrial blocks at the southern end of the hood, on Parkside Avenue between Rogers and New York avenues, and now, a new building may replace an old warehouse there at 640 Parkside Avenue, between Rogers and Nostrand avenues.

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117 West 79th Street

Residential Conversion Planned for 108-Unit Park 79 Hotel SRO at 117 West 79th Street, Upper West Side

Fairstead Capital has purchased the vacant seven-story, 108-key Park 79 Hotel at 117 West 79th Street, on the Upper West Side, for $22.5 million. The new owners plan to convert the 32,172-square-foot SRO building into an undisclosed number of residential apartments. It’s unclear whether the apartments will be rentals or condominiums. Park 79 Hotel closed late last year after receiving a slew of violations from the Buildings Department. Before the property was an illegal hotel, it was supposed to be a single room occupancy building for low-income tenants, Real Estate Weekly reported. The property comes with 27,780 square feet of air rights, allowing for a potential expansion. It’s also located within the Upper West Side/Central Park West Historic District, which means the Landmarks Preservation Commission must approve any exterior alterations.


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